An Evening with the Authors
Thursday, May 30th
6pm – 8pm
Albany Public Library – Washington Ave Branch
161 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
A reading and conversation with authors
Albany, NY — The Albany Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce Peter Golden, Lyn Lifshin, and Dan Wilcox as our 2019 Literary Legends honorees. The Library Foundation will celebrate important contributions to literature and the city of Albany at the 6th annual Literary Legends Gala to be held on October 19, 2019, at the Albany Public Library’s historic Howe Branch.
Peter Golden is a novelist, historian, and award-winning journalist who lives in Guilderland, NY. He has interviewed world leaders including Richard Nixon, Shimon Peres, and Mikhail Gorbachev. He has written many biographies and novels, most recently Nothing is Forgotten, a thriller about the connection between the Holocaust and the Cold War, published in Spring 2018. Peter Golden was born in Newark, New Jersey and studied at SUNY- University at Albany.
Lyn Lifshin is a nationally recognized poet called “The Queen of the Lit Magazines”. Over 120 books and chapbooks of her work have been published. Lyn Lifshin was born in Barre, Vermont, raised in Middlebury Vermont, and moved to Schenectady in the 1970s. She studied at Syracuse University and University of Vermont. She currently divides her time between Niskayuna and Virginia.
Dan Wilcox is a poet and activist living in Albany, NY. He is a tireless champion of the Albany poetry community, hosting several open mics and photographing thousands of poetry readings. He studied English and Classics at Fordham University and SUNY- University at Albany.
The Literary Legends event recognizes outstanding local authors, illustrators, and publishers for their extraordinary contributions to the art of letters. The event raises funds for the Albany Public Library Foundation, which in turn supports special projects and programs at the library.
Details about the Oct. 19 Literary Legends Gala will be shared on the Foundation’s website. Tickets will be available for sale in late summer.